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Takoda is a nationally-recognized career coaching service based in South Minneapolis. Our coaches will work with you one-on-one to help you enter, reenter, or advance in the workforce. Services are tailored to your individual needs and Takoda is especially equipped to serve people of color, workers who’ve recently experienced a lay-off, families who receive public assistance, and individuals with a criminal record or exiting incarceration.

 Career coaching from Takoda is offered free to  teens  and  adults  in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. During COVID, our services are provided online or in-person on our South Minneapolis campus. 


  • Skills Assessment
  • Career Exploration
  • Job Training
  • Resume & Cover Letter Development
  • Interview preparation
  • Job search assistance
  • Career advancement coaching
  • Professional development courses
  • Career fairs

Visit Takoda Works to get started!


Honest Jobs

If you know of anyone who is justice-involved and looking for work, please have them apply online at

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you a temp or staffing agency? No. Honest Jobs is an online job board and recruiter for fair-chance employers. The jobs on our site are direct-hire positions with good starting pay, benefits (in many cases), and growth opportunities. It is free for job seekers.
  • Is there any cost? Our platform is free to use for job seekers and employers. Employers can choose to upgrade their membership to receive additional benefits.
  • How do people apply? Job seekers are able to create their free profile online at Once they do so, we will help them build their online profile, assist in creating a resume, and guide them toward the jobs where they are the most likely to find success.

What convictions are acceptable or unacceptable to your employers? Job seekers with a wide variety of felony convictions have been hired through our platform. Fair-chance employers consider each person on a case-by-case basis, looking beyond the background check, considering the nature of the role, context of the conviction, time since the conviction/release, personal/professional references, rehabilitation efforts, volunteer activities, etc


American Red Cross

Career Opportunities American red cross logo

Down the Street - Across the Road - Around the World

Where your Career is a Force for Good!

Visit the American Red Cross Career Site to get started


MN Tech for Success

2024 Upcoming Courses

Invest in your future with transformative technology education! Our course offerings are always expanding, so check back often. Download our 2024 Course  mn tech for successOfferings Flyer Here. Classes and schedules are subject to change and registration is required to participate.  

Upcoming Courses:

See the Course List and Registration for more information.


Job/Resource & Food Distribution

Open to Everyone Come for Job/Resource
or the Food Distribution or Both

Kayavin Unger

Job-Resource Fair flyer


Minnesota Transition Coalition

Reentry Services and Resources

"Our goal is to help criminal-justice-impacted people get access to opportunities, supports and services they need to thrive in communities and to reduce risk of future justice involvement." -Kelley Heifort, DOC Director of Reentry Services

Transition Coalition Meetings / Department of Corrections


Transitions Fairs

Community Resources


Twin Cities R!se



Twin Cities R!SE has provided comprehensive workforce development to under and unemployed individuals since 1993. Our mission is to transform the lives of those impacted by racial or socio-economic barriers through Personal Empowerment, career training, and meaningful employment. We envision a community where all individuals, especially people of color, have attained financial independence through employment success.



Twin Cities R!SE began in 1993 – our founder, Steve Rothschild, former executive Vice President at General Mills, was motivated to find a solution to the poverty experienced by many people of color in the Twin Cities. Using a market-driven approach, he sought to assist individuals in finding stable and well-paying employment.


Our 8-week career training programs provide you with the skills needed to be successful on any job. Our trainings focus on your individual development, Personal Empowerment, Career Training, and the 21st Century Skills that today’s employers are in search of. Graduates of this program typically double or triple their annual income.

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